Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Blog

How Did This Happen to My Child?

Have you ever asked, “How did this happen to my child?” A parent of a child just diagnosed with cerebral palsy is informed that their child has a condition that is not a disease, not progressive, nor communicable and not curable. Attempts at physical and recreational therapy, along with surgeries…

School Obligations for Stopping Bullying

Bullying can have a major impact on a child’s life and is a common occurrence on school grounds, before and after class starts. The National Center for Educational Statistics found that one out of every five students have reported being bullied. The numbers for that increase even more so when…

Birth Complications and Cerebral Palsy

Despite an extreme lack of awareness and education in the public surrounding Cerebral Palsy, it is still important to cut through the ‘weeds’ so to speak and explain this condition. Far too many parents experience the trauma of birth complications and Cerebral Palsy diagnoses when a medical professional deviates from…

Signs Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy May Have Been Preventable

We have discussed in-depth the various ways in which “medical misinformation” can be presented by medical professionals regarding Cerebral Palsy. Whether it’s using a different terminology that doesn’t carry as much gravity, letting parents think it will not be a lifelong issue, that it may have been preventable or even…

What Does Cerebral Palsy Do to the Body?

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for several neuromuscular issues caused by injury to the brain before, during or after pregnancy. Since the term encompasses an array of circumstances, the way that each person is affected by the condition varies. Some people experience difficulties when writing or tying their shoes….

Cerebral Palsy is a Lifelong Journey

One of our favorite parts about managing our Facebook Page is hearing the diverse set of voices that represent the Cerebral Palsy community. Ranging from parents of newborns with CP looking for information all the way to grandmas with an amazing amount of personal (and medical) knowledge of this condition,…

4 Delivery Issues Indicating Cerebral Palsy Was Preventable

There are a number of circumstances by which Cerebral Palsy can become a reality for your child. Some of these circumstances can be unavoidable, while others cannot; the truth surrounding CP is that a wide number of factors can come into play regarding its cause. Unfortunately, many parents are unaware…

What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

When your baby’s brain is cut off from oxygen it can lead to dire consequences. Brain cells can begin dying in as little as five minutes of oxygen deprivation. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury caused by having a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy due to…

Five Red Flags of Preventable Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is an extremely complex topic. Whether referring to the wide range of symptoms that can be related to a diagnosis or the ways it can be caused, CP is something that, even with decades of research, we are still learning more about. Just as we have seen more…

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